league leaders Chelsea take on Crystal Palace in the premier league game on Saturday and Antonio Conte handed a rare league start to Fabregas who scored inside first 5 minutes. However Crystal Palace came storming back in the match scoring twice in next 6 minutes thanks to goals from inform Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke. Chelsea had to dig deep in most of the remaining game but they failed to equalize against a very resilient Palace defense.
Chelsea are 6 points behind both Manchester clubs in the premier league title race and as United play Liverpool and City host Stoke City, Chelsea has a chance to get closer to both Manchester Clubs with a win and if they drop points. However, Antonio Conte has some selection headech with both Alvaro Morata and Kante ruled out for Saturday’s clash but Eden Hazard is nearing full fitness for the blues.
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace – April 2017
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
05′ 1 – 0 Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring inside first 5 minutes with a neatly taken goal.
09′ 1 – 1 Wilfried Zaha made it 1-1 on the night minutes after Fabregas goal.
11′ 1 – 2 Christian Benteke made it 2-1 for Palace in 11th minute to complete the remarkable turn around.
Team News & Possible Lineups: Antonio Conte started with Cesc Fabregas during the midweek game and his only goal of the difference as Chelsea made it 10 wins out of last 10 games. He is likely to start again in midfield alongside Kante while 3-4-3 system is likely to be retain which has worked so well for Chelsea.
Match Predictions: Looking at the recent form of both teams I can only see one result here and thats Chelsea winning handsomely. However all the other title rivals have had their dips in form and Chelsea are bound to have won sooner or later and as they things stand other teams are starting to figure out Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system. I expect Palace to mount a decent chelsea on Saturday and they might just nick a point here.